Archive for April, 2011

Electricity. By Cameron and Udeshpal with guest writers

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Today in science we have been independent learners and have been looking up about electricity. There were 4 activities. One of the activities was to look on the internet about safety with electricity. Then we had to make notes of the important things about electricity on a piece of paper. But we could decide how to present our work. Some people have chosen to make a poster, powerpoint or a radio show about safety.

The next activity is to look on the internet to research who found electricity and how it has been used since then. They also are going to choose how to share their work.
Some of the children were using something called flowol 3. We were controlling a picture by making it move like making a light houses lights go on and off. Their was different pictures and we also made a sequence with it. First we found it difficult but after we got the hang of it we found it very easy to do even though it was the first time we did it. It was really fun making the sequences and being controllers. (By Bismah)

One of the groups were making the circuits and checking if the circuits worked. There was a sheet that you had to decide if the different circuits would work or not. And you even had to make the circuits to check. After that Miss said we could play and try out circuits of our own that we wanted. We tried out making loads of different circuits to see if they worked. We found out loads like if you add 2 bulbs they get more dim than if there is only 1. Some of the boys made a really massive circuit! (By Max and Josh)

Yesterday we had lots of fun too. Steve the technician helped us with how to light a clowns eyes, nose and how to spin his tie around. There was another activity about a Lego dinosaur and you could control it on the computer. The other activity was with the bee boxes and the cars. You had to make them go around the map rug.

This post will need to be finished after the weekend because we ran out of time! TBC….

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I have borrowed this from the Year 3 blog because I thought it was interesting. Miss Martindale.

If I read a comic in a shop without paying for it is that stealing?


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Where the Wild things are.

For the introducion to our stories with imaginary settings we are taking a tour of some different stories set in imaginary worlds. In literacy today we have looked at the pictures from ‘Where the Wild things are’ and we are writing descriptive passages to describe the adventure Max may have had. We have not read the story yet, we  just used the images to inspire our writing.

Check out what we have written here:

Where The Wild Things Are.

Miss Martindale

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Art Techniques By Karolina and Shannon

In year 4 we have been doing art and we have been trying out different techniques. There was acrylic, water paint, collage and pointillism. Acrylic is where you have to have lots of paint on your paint brush and have to make it bumpy. Water paint is where it is watery and light. Collage is where you cut out paper that is coloured. Pointillism is where you put little dots to form a picture. Which technique is your favourite?
A gallery of the finished art pieces will be added to our blog once they have been framed.

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Our exhilarating probability lesson By: Hammaad and Rayan.

Today we’ve been learning about probability language and some of the words that we’ve used are: Impossible, certain, likely, unlikely & even chance. Some of us were even writing our own events and deciding the chances of it…One of the marvelous sentences was: A volcano is going to explode in bearwood. The thing that was very enjoyable was when we had to decide which word we needed to use for each event and that was the most enjoyable part about the lesson. It was a bit challenging but we were feeling confident in the end at using the new words.

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Bearwood features in blogging article on Brainpop

Read the Brainpop article about the Year 4 blog here!

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The Match Attack Gang by Shawon


“BOOM BOOM BOOM!!!” My footsteps thundered down the corridor away from the crime scene…
The little voice inside my head was thinking everybody was scrutinising me because I was a thief now. Well… If you want to hear about it then listen carefully.

Chapter 1
It all started when a ‘Match Attax Gang’ was made in school. You could only be in the gang by having the full Match Attax collection. This was nearly impossible for a kid like me whose mom who wouldn’t buy me a single packet.
“Oh mum please I want a match attax card”. I moaned as mom put the shopping away in the kitchen. “This is just unfair everybody’s got one why can’t I?”
“Oh Shawon stop moaning I’ve told you a million times that it’s too expensive. Replied mom in an exasperated tone
“Fine if you don’t buy me one then I’ll have to do something by myself.” I muttered. The next day at school it got worse and worse. In the dinner queue the match attax gang were showing off their match attax card and I felt miserable and overlooked. At art time everybody was painting ‘My favourite story’ one of my friend John Williams who had a match attax card was my partner. I painted Horrid Henry and John Williams painted Little Red Riding Hood. John Williams thought he would be in trouble but he got away with it.

Final chapter
I went to the toilet to wash my hands suddenly… I saw John Williams match attax. Unspotted, unspotted, unseen I picked up the match attax album and hid it in my coat when it was home time. I rapidly ran home before mom came back from work when I opened my coat but suddenly it was empty.
“Oh no it’s gone what if someone saw it drop I’ll be dead meat!” When mom came back home guess what she brought me the match attax collection. Uh-oh what if I bring it to school people will think that it’s John Williams match attax collection so I told mom that I want to go upstairs so I threw the match attax collection in next doors garden. The next day at school it was assembly by the head teacher what if the assembly was about the stolen match attax album. Luckily it was actually about that the school football team has won the premier league. And I found out that I actually put John Williams match attax collection in his own coat. “Some fool just put my match attax album in my own coat” said John Williams. I learnt my lesson. I promise will never steal again.

Star: I liked your detail.
Wish: I think you could up level it marked by Karolina.

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